Robert Ivy: Noel Polk Award

Robert Ivy is the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects. In Mississippi, there is no one like Robert who is known for making architecture more accessible to the general public.

He has been with the American Institute of Architects since the year 2011. Since then he has made the presence and influence of the organization global and raised its membership level to its highest in one hundred and sixty years.

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters will be honoring Robert on June 2 with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given to only artists and art patrons who are living and connected to Mississippi who has a lifetime of creating, performing, and/or supporting art. The person receiving this award has to be extraordinary and worthy of this special honor which Robert Ivy has displayed through his years.

Robert Ivy receiving this award does mark a personal achievement for himself as well as the first time an architect has ever won this award. Robert is also a writer, author, and commentator of the architecture field worldwide.

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Before AIA

Before Robert Ivy went to work for the American Institution of Architecture, he was the Editor in Chief of another architecture company, McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record. While working for this company, he helped them obtain many awards including but not limited to the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

Robert also was able to lead his former employer in the design and construction media during their expansion in China and in the Middle East. During this expansion, Robert was able to launch the Mandarin version of Architecture Record.

Robert Ivy has made many great achievements throughout his years as CEO of AIA. The Noel Polk Award shows how much he has accomplished as well as how much he cares for his community and the world around him.

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